Reconstruction | Lowcountry Africana http://www.lowcountryafricana.com African American Genealogy and History in SC, GA and FL Tue, 26 Jan 2016 00:30:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Charleston, SC Freedmen’s Labor Contracts, 1865-1866, Part 1 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/charleston-sc-freedmens-labor-contracts-1865-1866-part-1/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/charleston-sc-freedmens-labor-contracts-1865-1866-part-1/#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2016 21:25:49 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=19557 Freedmen’s Labor Contracts Charleston County, SC, Contracts Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868 NARA Record Group 105 M1910, Reel 63, Target 12 TITLE OF CONTRACT: P.M.C. Earnest with freedpeople DATE OF CONTRACT: July 11, 1865 PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT: Charleston County South […]

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Freedmen’s Labor Contracts

Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

P.M.C. Earnest with freedpeople

DATE OF CONTRACT:

July 11, 1865

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

Stag Hall Plantation

St. Johns Berkeley

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Sam

Peter

Rachel

Sary

Louisa

Adam

Morris

Jack

Maria

Amy

Cornelius

Susy

Kit

Cubit

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

James S. McCant with freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

July 8, 1865

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

Marsh & Ravenel Plantations

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Bob

Dianah

Peter

Cumbee

Harry

Sippie

Hester

Betty

Susannah

Cilly

William

Isabell

Peter

Prinsey

Lizzy

Affy

Dolly

rister

Harrey

Harry

Eliza

Hammond Simmons

Betty

Clarida

Castor

Hanable

Scout

Maryann

Lindy

Affy

Phebe

Bat(illegible)

Peggy

Silbert

Scannan

Hannah

Antoney

Mark

Adam

Izzy

Abraham

Leah

Joseph

Elinor

Myrah

Sharlotte

James

Petra

Nancy

Isiah

Diannah

Brutas

Robert

Carin

Patsy

Hagar

Sain

Clarah

Nancy

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

W.M. Fitts with Prince Elkins, freedman

DATE OF CONTRACT:

June 6, 1865

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Prince Elkins

Rachel Elkins

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Mrs. Louisa Gelser with freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

July 11, 1865

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

St. James Goose Creek

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Thomas

January

Mark

David

Cely

Jane

Katy

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Jn. G. Gibbs and Peter

DATE OF CONTRACT:

July 17, 1865

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

St. John Berkeley Parish

Hyde Park Plantation

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Peter (atty for colored)

Thomas

Simm

Adam

Lazarus

Tom

Cezar

Stephen

Brister

Nat

Sam

London

Amy

Sie

Lucilla

Charlotte

Anna

Margertt

Fender

Dinna

Ester

Lucy

Leah

Lucy

Louisa

Nattie

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

J.A.Harvey and Andrew in behalf

of freed persons

DATE OF CONTRACT:

Aug. 11, 1865

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

St. James Goose Creek Parish

Colleton District

Harvey’s Plantation

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Dave

Caesar

Andrew

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

John B. Irving and Anthony

DATE OF CONTRACT:

July 17, 1865

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

Kensington Plantation

St. Johns Berkeley

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Anthony

Ishamel

William

Jim

Sophia

Sam Black

Bettsey

Tom

Christmas

Judy

Nancy

Tenang

Betty

Harriet

Flora

Eliza

Aberdeen

Jenny

Sarah

Lucy

Sophia

Dinna

Sarah

Elsie

Tilla

Tena

Sam

Dover

Smilles

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Mr. Isaac Myers with freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

July 17, 1865

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

Wasemesaw Plantation

St. James Goose Creek

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

August (colored atty)

Tena

Martha

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Mr. J.J. Smith with freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

July 11, 1865

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

J.J. Smith’s Plantation

St. James Goose Creek

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Lizzie (colored atty)

Ike

Simon

Sarah

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Mr. George Smith with freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

July 11, 1865

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

Corculum Plantation

St. James Goose Creek

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Jacob (colored atty)

Ned

Mily

Phillis

Betsey

Clarinda

Dafney

Nelson

Arthur

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Mrs. Annie Murray with freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

July 8, 1865

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

Laurel Hill Plantation

St. James Goose Creek

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Peter (colored atty)

Isabel

Phillis

Betsy

Dorcas

Cinder

Sarah

Allen

Celia

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Keating Simmons and Hercules Simmons

DATE OF CONTRACT:

July 13, 1865

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

Lewisville Plantation

St. Johns Berkeley

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Hercules Simmons (colored atty)

Malinda

Susan

Bellia

Prince Washington

Rose Freedman

Celia McNiel

Hamar Ellie

Jenny Small

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Mr. Edward Welch with freedmen

DATE OF CONTRACT:

July 11, 1865

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

Hard Times Plantation

St. Johns Berkeley

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Edward (colored atty)

Jack

David

Jane

Margaret

William

Hannah

Eliza

Lavinia

Rose

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Thomas R. Way with freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

July 11, 1865

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

Homestead Plantation

St. James Goose Creek

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Peter (colored atty)

Dick

Robert

Rose

John

Lucy

Jim

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

P.B. Alston with freedmen

DATE OF CONTRACT:

March 17, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

No names listed

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

J.V. Breland with freedmen

DATE OF CONTRACT:

Jan. 1, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

Goose Creek

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Caesar Grant

January Magrew

Rose Grant

Dinah Magrew

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

John W. Braswell with freedmen

DATE OF CONTRACT:

Feb. 10, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

Goose Creek

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Isaac Right

Lizette Right

James McFuld

Jenny McFuld

Lucy McFuld

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Chas. H. Bailey and freedmen

DATE OF CONTRACT:

March 19, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

Bugle Plantation

Wadmalaw Island

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Shadrach Seabrook

Cyrus Frazer

Daniel Bailey

Jacob Mitchell

Sam Stewart

Stephen Flood

Francis Singleton

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Mary E. Cohen with Aimy Bonneau

DATE OF CONTRACT:

April 12, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Aimy Bonneau

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Mary E. Cohen with freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

April 5, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Robinson Thomas

Will Thomas

Tennah Thomas

Albert Thomas

Frank Thomas

Francis Thomas

William Thomas

Elizabeth Thomas

Amy Thomas

Jack Thomas

Clara Thomas

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Mary E. Cohen with Ferguson (col)

DATE OF CONTRACT:

March 12, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Sam Ferguson

Amy Bonneau

Sady Gaillard

Elsee Bonneau

Martha Gaillard

Chance Seabrook

Julia Gaillard

Dick Seabrook

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

T.W. Doar with Freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

No date, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Jack

Tisby

Dandy

Sarey

Sebastian

Diana

Taneho

Passy

January

Nancy

John

Philip

Monday

Andrew

Tina

Chloe

Bess

Hester

Cornelius

Bella

Marian

Fanny

Maria

Dina

Violet

March

Violet

Robbin

Sarah

Isaiah

Sarah

Scylla

Lucy

Tenah

Reachel

Venus

Nicey

Lydia

Elsie

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Jno. Doar with Freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

Jan. 10, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Jno Jackson

Susan Jackson

Ceasar Brown

David Murray

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

John Drayton with Freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

May 1, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

Johns Island

Auldrickee Plantation

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Joe Fraser

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

E.H. Freer with Freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

April 13, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

Johns Island

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Jackson Washington

Susan Ned

Betty Ned

York Ned

Peter Mitchel

January Bright

Grace Bright

Sallie Ned

Tony Ravenel

Luisa Richardson

Daniel Johnson

Elvira Johnson

James Ravenel

Renty Bradley

Linas Davise

Corsar Lucas

Tisba Lucas

Charles Brunson

Richard Davise

Christy Ravenel

Cloey Bradly

Miley Davies

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Edward Frost with Freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

Feb. 12, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

St. Andrews Parish

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Dick Wigfall

Monday Freeman

Sam Wigfall

Cyrus Geddes

Jacob Wigfall

Boston Poyas

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

W.E. Fripp with Freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

April 1, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

St. Andrews Parish

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Paul Canelton

Narry Traverse

Susan Boyed

Brutus Perry

Robert Parker

Simon Roper

Minuss Ward

Sadie Haywood

Anfil (Illegible)

Charles (Illegible)

Betty Hayward

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

J.O. Freeman and freedmen

DATE OF CONTRACT:

Feb. 28, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

Mount Pleasant

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Hector Stanyard

Nancy Jackson

Joseph Simmons

Peter Jackson

Charlott Simmons

Robert Anderson

Cloey Stanyard

Mary Anderson

Ellen Stanyard

Milly Brown

Hector Stanyard Jr.

Margaret Weathers

Jane Nelson

Lizza Weathers

Robert Coaxham

Julian Weathers

Derinia Coaxham

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

M.G. Gibbs with freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

March 3, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Adam Read

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

M.G. Gibbs with Stephen, colored

DATE OF CONTRACT:

March 1, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Stephen Jones

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

M.G. Gibbs with freedpeople

DATE OF CONTRACT:

March 2, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Sam Deas

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

M.G. Gibbs with Lazarus

DATE OF CONTRACT:

March 1, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

Hyde Park Plantation

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Lazarus White

Simon Anton

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

A.N. Gary with Ishmael Moultrie

DATE OF CONTRACT:

March 15, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Ishmael Moultrie, foreman

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

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Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Alfred S. Hartwell with the freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

April 9, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

Cypress Tree

Edisto Island

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Warly Brown

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Geo. C. Heyward with the freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

March 3, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Adam Graham

Dan’l Jenkins

Nancy Jenkins

Renty Fields

Sarah Fields

Cyrus Fields

Catherine Fields

Paul Wilson

Molly Jenkins

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Freedmen’s Labor Contracts

Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

William D.P. Henan with the freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

Feb. 20, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

David & wife Juda

Maria Wood

Suckey Ball

Harriett Wigfall

Martha Russell

Thos McCall

Antoney Green

Robert Baring

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

J.E. Heape with the freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

Feb. 1, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

J.D. Jameson

Hamilton, John

Brown, Hardson

Fields, Betsy

Jones, William

Lee, Crecia

Black, Mime

Fields, Binah

Mouser, Johs

Frashier

Waitres

Seabran

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Olney Harleston with the freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

March 1, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

Bossis Plantation

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Adam Haywood

Tawson Haywood

Simon Montgrieos

Diana Montgrieos

Dafphne Taylor

Betty Taylor

Ben Taylor

Jack Robinson

Mary Robinson

Moses Steplight

Benkey Steplight

Miley Haywood

Charles Taylor

Margareth Taylor

Dompy Brown

Nippy Brown

James Bentonsquare

Phillis Bentonsquare

Solomon Wright

Coeby Loocly

Shadrack Taylor

Marian Moultry

Paul Elizabeth

Platty Elizabeth

Isben Green

Cornelis Grant

Nelly Overing

Susanne Smith

Tenah Olvicle

Tom Olvicle

Sallie Simon

Clarinda McNeil

Lizzie Gadsden

Hardtile Lovely

Pino Smith, trunkminder

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

S.G. Hills with the freed people

DATE OF CONTRACT:

April 2, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

April Simmons

James Lafette

Carolina Watson

Benjamin Broughton

Dr. Benjamin

Joseph Gadsden

Robert White

William Scott

Moses Walker

April Lournes

Lewis Lournes

Amanine Divine

Toney Roberson

Abraham Brown, three in family

Ellen Gadsden

Riley Walker

Lee Richardson

Pattie Middleton

Harriet Myer

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

L.W. Metcalf, W.W. Sampson,

  1. Lambert, Geo. S. Burger

and the freedmen and women

DATE OF CONTRACT:

March 1, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Lucy Howard

Isaac Mootra

Cato Polite

George Wigfal

Susannah Jenkins

Lucinda Leven

Susan Green

Matilda Mootre

Ellen Mootree

Rebecca Gilliard

Dianna Dercase

Susan Bennett

Moses Murphy

Amos Bennett

Jack Horlbeck

SarahAnn Benton

Levinia Simmons

Alex Morly

Jerry Bradick

Richard Gadson

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Th. W. McCants with freedpeople

DATE OF CONTRACT:

April 13, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

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NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Moses Davis

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

G.A. Murray with freedmen

DATE OF CONTRACT:

May 1, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

J.R. Murray, foreman

Aurthur Th. Murray

Anzold Murray

Tom Mathews

Dolly Brown

Crecy Brown

Harriet Brown

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Benj. P. Marion with freedpeople

DATE OF CONTRACT:

Jan. 1, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

St. Stephens Parish

Sour Hill Plantation

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Sam McCants

Sally McCants

Adam

Coftia Sancholl

Thomas Ashby

Affy Ashby

Washington McCants

Philis McCants

Jackson Cooper

Grace Cooper

March Span

Manlsy Span

Lizzeta Ashby

Jack Span

Daphny Ashby

Nannie Sancholl

Catty Cooper

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Benj. P. Marion with freedpeople

DATE OF CONTRACT:

Feb. 1, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

St. Stephens Parish

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Cipio Adderson

Elenor

Mollso

Amy

Clara

Hester Adderson

Mary Adderson

Betsey Adderson

Cornelius Dingle

Chance Adderson

Katy Adderson

Ben Nisbet

Fulton Nisbit

Peter Nisbit

Hannah Nisbit

Chine Blute

Jackson Blute

Toby Cross

Mary Cross

Addam Adderson

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

Amilius Irving with freedpeople

DATE OF CONTRACT:

March 17, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

John Rose

Clarinda

Philis

Fender

Daniel Nick

Mary

Tom Small

Tena

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

James L. Jervey with the freedmen

DATE OF CONTRACT:

Jan.27, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Abram

Juno

Monemia

Stephen

Sarah

Sam

Sally

Richard

Market

David

Mary

Hector

Nancy

Molsy

Jacob

Stephen

Venus

Amy

Venus

Jack

Molly

Judy

Jupiter

Ann

Hector

Ellen

Quacao, left on March 23rd ’66

Louisa

Hardtimes, left on March 21st ’66

Phillis

Ann

Peter

Molly

Quash

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Charleston County, SC, Contracts

Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina,

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1868

NARA Record Group 105

M1910, Reel 63, Target 12

TITLE OF CONTRACT:

H.W. Kinsman with the freedpeople

DATE OF CONTRACT:

May 4, 1866

PLACES MENTIONED IN CONTRACT:

Charleston County

South Carolina

SC

James Island

NAMES OF FREEDPERSONS

The names listed below are those that were legible:

Henry Small

Isny Meyers

Titus Washington

Sam Brown

Adsel Hamilton

Scye Mack

William Mack

Betty Washington

Scipio Fraser

Harriet Brown

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FamilySearch has digitized all 106 reels of microfilm of the NARA micropublication Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910).

We dare say that there is scarcely a collection more significant for breaking through the 1870 brick wall than Freedmen’s Bureau records. The records in this collection were made at the dawn of freedom, and can help you locate your SC ancestors in the period between 1865 and 1870 (the first year that the US Census recorded African American ancestors by name).

Before you dive into the collection “South Carolina, Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872,” taking a few minutes to read the descriptive pamphlet (reel guide) would be time well-spent. A close reading of the descriptive pamphlet can point you towards records you might miss by simply reading the titles of the reels in the new collection.

After you have identified and combed the richest records in this new record set, you may feel that you have exhausted the research possibilities. At that point in your research, the descriptive pamphlet could well become your best friend in your quest to leave no stone unturned.

Why? Because there are hidden treasures in this enormous body of records. And you can find them by reading the descriptive pamphlet closely.

Accessing the Descriptive Pamphlet for This Collection

There are two ways to access the descriptive pamphlet online. Within the collection at FamilySearch, the descriptive pamphlet is the first reel listed in the collection. There, you can browse the guide page by page.

If you wish to have the descriptive pamphlet open in another window, download the pamphlet for offline use or search the pamphlet, you can access the pdf version available here on Lowcountry Africana, in our Research Library.

Information in the Descriptive Pamphlet

Let’s take a closer look at the descriptive pamphlet to see how it is organized, and what information it contains.

First Thing First: History of Freedmen’s Bureau Operations in South Carolina

The first portion of the descriptive pamphlet outlines the history of Freedmen’s Bureau operations in South Carolina. Here you can learn about the duties of the bureau and how these duties were divided among the various departments within the bureau.

Knowing which branches of the bureau generated records, and for what purpose, can not only help you identify records of interest within the collection, but can also help you identify related record sets and next steps if you find a record of interest.

Example: Property Dispute

For example, let’s say you found a record in the collection concerning a dispute between an ancestor and a former slaveholder over ownership of an item of personal property, and you would like to know where to look for more information about the settlement of the dispute.

From the descriptive pamphlet we learn that between May and September of 1865, Assistant Commissioners of the Freedmen’s Bureau adjudicated cases between African Americans themselves, and between African Americans and whites.

In September 1865, military courts were given responsibility over all cases involving African Americans, and state courts were to handle cases involving whites. After the South Carolina Legislature adopted a measure in October 1866 recognizing freedmen’s rights and making African Americans’ testimony admissible in state courts, all cases involving freedmen were turned over to state courts.

This background information can help us infer that if a dispute between an African American ancestor and a former slaveholder was settled before October 1866, records of the settlement may be in Freedmen’s Bureau records. If the case was not settled before October of 1866, further records concerning the dispute may appear in records of the South Carolina state courts rather than in Freedmen’s Bureau records. Knowing the history of the bureau’s operations in South Carolina has in this instance opened a window to next steps and new research possibilities.

Records Description

Now we have some background on the bureau, so what’s in this record set exactly? Here’s where you find out.

Here we learn that the records consist of volumes and unbound records, and there follows a description of which records are contained in each. We also learn that some of the records for South Carolina created in 1862-1864 are included in this series. An important research tip in this section of the pamphlet is:

Some of the volumes contain more than one type of record, reflecting a common recording practice of clerks and staff officers in that period. On roll 32, for example, the Register of Letters Received, Vol. 1 (95), also contains a register of complaints. Researchers should read carefully the records descriptions and arrangements in the table of contents to make full use of these records.

Related Records

Pay close attention to this section of the pamphlet, for here are your research “next steps.”

Related Records Screen Capture

In this section of the reel guide, we learn about related record sets available from the National Archives that supplement the records in this collection.

Table of Contents

Now that you have a solid background on the historical context, ready to dig into the records? This section of the descriptive pamphlet is where you can do just that, to identify which reels you would like to view. The Table of Contents lists in detail what is on each reel of the collection.

Below is an example of a page within the descriptive pamphlet (please click on the image to view larger). At the top of the page is the information for reels 62 and 63, Berkeley District. The pamphlet describes the contents of each reel and how the records are arranged, then follows detailed information about specific record types.

Reel Guide Screen Shot

The order the records are listed in is the order in which they appear on the microfilm.

We recommend reading every word of the descriptive pamphlet, to make the most of these records!

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Wm J Ball Labor Contract Cover

Labor Contract, Wm. J. Ball with Freedmen, 1866

FamilySearch has digitized all 106 microfilm reels in the NARA series Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910). This digital collection is titled South Carolina, Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872.

This post is one of a series of posts with research tips for getting the most from this collection. To follow all of Lowcountry Africana’s posts for this significant collection, please bookmark the index page here. Each post we add will automatically update to the Table of Contents in the upper right sidebar on that page.

In this post, we will look at Freedmen’s labor contracts and the information they contain.

Labor Contracts

The regulation of written labor agreements between planters and freedmen was a major concern of the Freedmen’s Bureau. In South Carolina, some 8,000 contracts were signed, and nearly 130,000 freedmen worked under labor contracts between the years 1865 and 1866. The terms of the contracts were variable, but most labor contracts called for freed ancestors to receive housing, rations, medical attention, fuel, and a portion of the crop.1

Arrangement of Labor Contracts

Labor contracts on a single microfilm span several years. If you find a labor contract for your ancestor, there may be labor contracts for several more years on that reel of microfilm. The earliest labor contracts made in 1865 sometimes list first names only, but by reading on in the microfilm you may find contracts for subsequent years that list surnames of ancestors.

Anatomy of a Labor Contract

As with other records in this series, both the front and back of each page of a labor contract were photographed for the microfilm. If an inscription was written in a margin, the page was rotated and photographed again from that orientation.

The cover page lists the parties in the contract, location, date and occasionally, remarks. Within the record series, many documents are grouped together by the first letter of the last name of the planter, but are not in strict alphabetical order within that subset. It is best to read through all of the frames for the first letter of the former slaveholder’s name before declaring your search unsuccessful.

Wm J Ball Labor Contract Cover

Labor Contract, Wm. J. Ball with Freedmen, 1866

 

There follows a statement of the terms of the contract, outlining the responsibilities of planters and Freedmen, and how the year’s crop was to be divided. Most contracts were for one calendar year. The terms of many labor contracts were not far removed from what was required of enslaved ancestors – work days were long, Freedmen could not leave the plantation or have visitors without permission and possession of firearms or alcohol was prohibited.

Detail from Wm. J. Ball Labor Contract, 1866

Detail from Wm. J. Ball Labor Contract, 1866. Please Click on Image to View Larger

 

Following the contract terms is the signature page. Here the names of the Freedmen who entered into the contract are listed.

Detail from Labor Contract, Wm. J. Ball with Freedmen, 1866

Detail from Labor Contract, Wm. J. Ball with Freedmen, 1866. Please Click on Image to View Larger

 

I Have Found an Ancestor Here. Now What?

If you find an ancestor in a labor contract or any other Freedmen’s Bureau record in this collection, this record set should be on your research radar for intensive research.

Why? Because this means the Freedmen’s Bureau may have been operating in the area where your ancestor lived. This means that any of the other records for the Field Office nearest your ancestor may hold treasures for you.

If you find an ancestor in a labor contract, rations list or other record within the collection, there may have been a sub-agent responsible for creating every type of record the bureau kept, for the area where your ancestor lived.

I Have Found More Than One Record for My Ancestor. Now What?

If you find more than one record for your ancestor in this new collection, the records for that particular Field Office should be on your reading list for browsing frame by frame.

We learned from the previous post on reading the descriptive pamphlet thoroughly that it was a common practice for agents to record more than one record type in a bound volume. The title of a bound volume therefore may not reflect the full contents of that volume. An example is this volume for Barnwell District labeled “Letters Sent” on the cover. Reading frame by frame, we found 5 different record sets in this bound volume. 2

Unbound records may be unarranged. The descriptive pamphlet notes whether records were arranged or unarranged when the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) received them. Unarranged records may have been catalogued as miscellaneous records, which are often overlooked.

If you have found more than one record for your ancestor within the records for a Field Office, reading through the records for that Field Office frame by frame is the only way you can be assured that you have exhausted all research avenues in this new collection.

About This Post

This post is one of a series of posts with research tips for getting the most from this collection. To follow all of Lowcountry Africana’s posts for the FamilySearch collection South Carolina, Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872, please bookmark the index page here. Each post we add will automatically update to the Table of Contents in the upper right sidebar on that page, so you can be sure you never miss a post.

References Cited

[1] United States, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, Decriptive pamphlet for Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910).

[2] United States, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910).

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A Rich Find for Georgetown Research

The FamilySearch collection South Carolina Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872 is the digitized version of Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910).

We’ve made some pretty rich finds by browsing through the volumes, and the latest find is on Reel 21: a volume of rations requests filed by the Georgetown Medical Officer from November 1865 to March 1866. The 498-frame volume preserves individual rations requests for elderly, infirm and orphaned freed people in Georgetown, SC.

If your research is focused on Georgetown, be sure to read through this 498-frame volume on Reel 21!

Example ~ Rations Request for Children of Sam Mitchell

Below is an example of a rations request that is rich in genealogical information. Here, Acting Assistant Surgeon Henry F. Heriot requests rations for Roselle Mitchell (age 9), Gabriel Mitchell (age 4) and Phyllis Mitchell (infant), children of Sam Mitchell who died while serving in the USCT:1

Rations Request Mitchell Children

 

Above: Rations Request for Children of Sam Mitchell, Georgetown, SC, ca. 1866. Source: South Carolina Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872, Database Online at FamilySearch.org, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-36669-12463-95?cc=2127881&wc=M9HH-DLT:n1176355678, Accessed 29 Dec 2013.

Service Record ~ Samuel Mitchell

Samuel Mitchell was 23 years old when he enlisted in the United States Colored Troops April 24, 1865 in Beaufort, SC. He was assigned to Company G, 104th USCT. June 13, 1865 he was promoted to Corporal. By June 25 he was sick in the Beaufort, SC camp hospital. In early August he was transferred to the David’s Island Hospital in New York, where he remained a patient until October 3, when he was discharged for disability.2

References Cited

[1] South Carolina Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872, Database Online at FamilySearch.org, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-36669-12463-95?cc=2127881&wc=M9HH-DLT:n1176355678, Accessed 19 Mar 2015.

[2] Compiled Military Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served the United States Colored Troops: 56th-138th USCT Infantry, 1864-1866, Database Online at Fold3.com. Record for Samuel Mitchell, Co. G, 104th USCT. http://www.fold3.com/image/273/302687358/, Accessed 19 Mar 2015.

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Rations Lists (AKA Register of Destitutes): Lists of Elders By Plantation, Before 1870

Rations lists (sometimes labeled “Register of Destitutes,” “Register of Those to Whom Rations Were Issued,” etc.) are among the richest records in FamilySearch’s collection South Carolina Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872.

When General Rufus Saxton assumed responsibility for the operation of the Freedmen’s Bureau in South Carolina, one of his immediate concerns was providing food, clothing and medical relief to thousands of freedmen and white refugees left destitute by the war. On many plantations, elderly and infirm freedmen and orphaned children were in immediate need of food relief. By mid-summer of 1865, Saxton had distributed more than 300,000 military rations in South Carolina to alleviate widespread hunger. Agents recorded the names and ages of those to whom rations were distributed. 1 As artifacts of the bureau’s operations in South Carolina, rations lists are especially valuable as they preserve the names of ancestors who were age 50 and older on many plantations.

Rations Lists and the Information They Contain

The example below is from a rations list recorded in Moncks Corner, Berkeley District, SC. In this list, name, gender, age, race, plantation, city or district, infirmities and remarks were recorded for each person who received rations. 2

Rations List Moncks Corner 1866

Above: Sample Page from Register of Destitutes for Moncks Corner, SC in 1867.
Source: Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872 (NARA Record Group 105) M869, Reel 89

Rations lists are especially important resources for African American genealogy research for a number of reasons.

Rations Lists Provide Clues to Your Family’s Location Before 1870

The information recorded in rations lists varied by Field Office location, but most included the place of residence for those who received rations. Some lists include the Field Office location only, while others list the plantation of residence for rations recipients. If you do not have pre-1870 records for your ancestor or have not located them in the 1870 US Census, rations lists can provide important leads for focusing your research on a specific location.

Rations Lists Sometimes Contain the Names of Ancestors Not Listed in the 1870 Census

Because of their advanced age in 1867, some of the elders in the example above may not have lived until 1870 and thus would not have been listed in the 1870 US Census. Indeed, this record may be the only surviving record that lists some of these ancestors by first and last name.

Rations Lists Can Help You Add Another Generation to Your Family Tree

If you find an elder in a rations list with the same surname and on the same plantation as one of your known ancestors, it is certainly worth investigating to determine if that elder belongs in your family tree. A good place to start investigating is in wills and estate inventories for the slaveholding family that owned the plantation, as family relationships were sometimes noted in probate documents.

Rations Lists Can Provide Clues to the Final Slaveholder and Plantation

If you find a known ancestor listed in a rations list where the plantation is noted, this may be a clue to help you discover that ancestor’s final slaveholder. To investigate the possibility, you will need to learn the name of the owner of the plantation, then examine 1850 and 1860 US Census Slave Schedules to determine if the plantation owner is listed as a slaveholder. If the plantation owner is listed in the 1850 or 1860 US Census Slave Schedules, examine the schedule to see if an enslaved person of the appropriate age and gender for your ancestor is listed.

If there is an enslaved person of the appropriate age and gender listed, that family should definitely be on your research radar as a possible final slaveholder for your ancestor. You can dig deeper by examining wills, estate inventories and bills of sale for the slaveholding family to see if your ancestor’s first name is listed in any of those documents.

More Records Await!

Rations lists are just one example of the rich records that await in FamilySearch’s collection South Carolina Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872. The rations list in this example lists the names and locations of hundreds of elders who were age 50 and above in 1867, on 112 plantations in the Moncks Corner, SC sub-district. Thanks to FamilySearch we now have free Internet access to rations lists from every sub-district in SC!

For advice on locating rations lists in the records, please see Accessing and Navigating the FamilySearch Collection South Carolina, Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872.

References Cited

[1] United States Congress and National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC. 2005 Descriptive Pamphlet for Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872, NARA Record Group 105, Micropublication M1910.

[2] Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands. 1867 “Register of Destitutes, Moncks Corner, South Carolina.”Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872, NARA Record Group 105, Micropublication M869, Reel 89.

Related Reading

You can view the entire Moncks Corner rations list by following the link below:

Freedmen’s Bureau Register of Destitutes (Rations Lists) by Plantation, Moncks Corner Sub-district, SC, 1867

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Marriage and Divorce Records for Charleston, Strawberry Ferry, Johns Island, and Camden, 1865-1866 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/marriage-and-divorce-records-for-charleston-strawberry-ferry-johns-island-and-camden-1865-1866/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/marriage-and-divorce-records-for-charleston-strawberry-ferry-johns-island-and-camden-1865-1866/#respond Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:09:10 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=10528 Source: United States, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. Marriage and Divorce Records for Charleston, Strawberry Ferry, Johns Island, and Camden, 1865-1866. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series Number .F601301, Record Group Number 601300. Notation at top of journal: “Marriage records from an old book used by Rev. Mansfield French, Chaplain in […]

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Source: United States, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. Marriage and Divorce Records for Charleston, Strawberry Ferry, Johns Island, and Camden, 1865-1866. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series Number .F601301, Record Group Number 601300.

Notation at top of journal: “Marriage records from an old book used by Rev. Mansfield French, Chaplain in U.S. Army, stationed at Beaufort, South Carolina from March 1862 as Chaplain of Hospital Base No. 1, U.S. Army. He was engaged in Freedmens Bureau work for the Government and held his commission as Chaplain until about February 1868, working in Negro education & relief work at Beaufort and at Charleston, SC.”

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Marriages

 

Groom: Patrick Williams

From What Place: Wadmalaw Island SC

to

Bride: Diana Brown

Date: March 21, 1866

From What Place: Wadmalaw Island SC

Rev. M. French

At What Place Married: Charleston SC

 

Groom: Lewis Fenick

From What Place: Strawberry Ferry SC

to

Bride: Leah Fenick

From What Place: Strawberry Ferry SC

March 20, 1866

Rev. Thos J. Evans

At What Place Married: Strawberry Ferry SC

 

Groom: Joseph Motor

From What Place: Strawberry Ferry SC

to

Bride: Katherine Simmons

From What Place: Strawberry Ferry SC

March 20, 1866

Rev. Thos J. Evans

At What Place Married: Strawberry Ferry SC

 

Groom: George Harris

From What Place: Strawberry Ferry SC

to

Bride: Nancy Middleton

From What Place: Strawberry Ferry SC

March 20, 1866

By Rev. Thos J. Evans

At What Place Married: Strawberry Ferry SC

 

Groom: Sampy Lovely

From What Place: Strawberry Ferry SC

to

Bride: Tenah Wright

From What Place: Strawberry Ferry SC

March 20, 1866

By Rev. Thos J. Evans

At What Place Married: Strawberry Ferry SC

 

Groom: Charles Harris

From What Place: Strawberry Ferry SC

to

Bride: Mary Ann Brown

From What Place: Strawberry Ferry SC

March 20, 1866

By Rev. Thos J. Evans

At What Place Married: Strawberry Ferry SC

 

Groom: Snow Aiken

From What Place: Strawberry Ferry SC

to

Bride: Lucy Rady

From What Place: Strawberry Ferry SC

March 20, 1866

By Rev. Thos J. Evans

At What Place Married: Strawberry Ferry SC

 

Groom: Joshua Garrett

From What Place: Strawberry Ferry SC

to

Bride: Rose Morton

From What Place: Strawberry Ferry SC

March 20, 1866

By Rev. Thos J. Evans

At What Place Married: Strawberry Ferry SC

 

Groom: Ishmael Steward

From What Place: Strawberry Ferry SC

to

Bride: Bina Aiken

From What Place: Strawberry Ferry SC

March 20, 1866

By Rev. Thos J. Evans

At What Place Married: Strawberry Ferry SC

 

Groom: Handiff Ford

From What Place: Strawberry Ferry SC

to

Bride: Dappy Wally

From What Place: Johns Island SC

December 10, 1865

By Rev. John Graham

At What Place Married: Johns Island SC

 

Groom: Toby Heyward

From What Place:Johns Island SC

to

Bride: Affy Wally

From What Place: Johns Island SC

December 10, 1865

By Rev. John Graham

At What Place Married: Johns Island SC

 

Groom: Peter Connor

From What Place:Johns Island SC

to

Bride: L. Whaley

From What Place: Johns Island SC

December 21, 1865

By Rev. John Graham

At What Place Married: Johns Island SC

 

Groom: Henry Muck

From What Place:Johns Island SC

to

Bride: L. Whaley

From What Place: Johns Island SC

December 21, 1865

By Rev. John Graham

At What Place Married: Johns Island SC

 

Groom: Kit Drayton

From What Place:Johns Island SC

to

Bride: Phillis Whaley

From What Place: Johns Island SC

January 10, 1866

By Rev. John Graham

At What Place Married: Johns Island SC

 

Groom: Jack Huggins

From What Place:Johns Island SC

to

Bride: Mary Cambell

From What Place: Johns Island SC

January 12, 1866

By Rev. John Graham

At What Place Married: Johns Island SC

 

Groom: Scipio Brown

From What Place:Johns Island SC

to

Bride: B. Whaley

From What Place: Johns Island SC

February 1, 1866

By Rev. John Graham

At What Place Married: Johns Island SC

 

Groom: Adam Roberts

From What Place:Johns Island SC

to

Bride: Jane Townsend

From What Place: Johns Island SC

February 1, 1866

By Rev. John Graham

At What Place Married: Johns Island SC

 

Groom: Mosy Jenkins

From What Place:Johns Island SC

to

Bride: Jane Townsend

From What Place: Johns Island SC

March 1, 1866

By Rev. John Graham

At What Place Married: Johns Island SC

 

Groom: Joseph Doctor

From What Place:Johns Island SC

to

Bride: Bina Jenkins

From What Place: Johns Island SC

March 10, 1866

By Rev. John Graham

At What Place Married: Johns Island SC

 

Groom: Paul Drayton

From What Place:Johns Island SC

to

Bride: Sarah Townsend

From What Place: Johns Island SC

March 11, 1866

By Rev. John Graham

At What Place Married: Johns Island SC

 

Groom: Charley Bryant

From What Place:Johns Island SC

to

Bride: Sarah West

From What Place: Johns Island SC

March 11, 1866

By Rev. John Graham

At What Place Married: Johns Island SC

 

Groom: John Simmons

From What Place:Johns Island SC

to

Bride: Cath Jenkins

From What Place: Johns Island SC

January 15, 1866

By Rev. John Graham

At What Place Married: Johns Island SC

 

Groom: Adam Pinckney

From What Place:Johns Island SC

to

Bride: Jane Francis

From What Place: Johns Island SC

January 15, 1866

By Rev. John Graham

At What Place Married: Johns Island SC

 

Groom: Joe Chisolm

From What Place:Johns Island SC

to

Bride: Betsie Bennett

From What Place: Johns Island SC

February 4, 1866

By Rev. John Graham

At What Place Married: Johns Island SC

 

Groom: Henry Redick

From What Place:35th USCT

to

Bride: Margaret Moses

From What Place: Charleston SC

April 24, 1866

By Rev. John Graham

At What Place Married: Johns Island SC

 

Groom: Riley Moore

From What Place:35th USCT

to

Bride: Emma Carada (?)

From What Place: Charleston SC

April 24, 1866

By Rev. M. French

At What Place Married: Charleston SC

 

Groom: Orman Smith

From What Place:35th USCT

to

Bride: Amy Chism

From What Place: Charleston SC

April 24, 1866

By Rev. M. French

At What Place Married: Charleston SC

 

Groom: Caesar Collins

From What Place:35th USCT

to

Bride: Fanny Fenix

From What Place: Charleston SC

April 24, 1866

By Rev. M. French

At What Place Married: Charleston SC

 

Groom: Bartley Millard

From What Place:35th USCT

to

Bride: Rina Reed

From What Place: Camden SC

March 29, 1866

By Rev. M. French

 

Groom: Zacharia Keys

From What Place:NC, 35th USCT

to

Bride: Eliza Richardson

From What Place: Camden SC

March 29, 1866

By Rev. M. French

 

Groom: Edmund Gregory

From What Place:New Bern, NC, 35th USCT

to

Bride: Elizabeth Ford

From What Place: Charleston SC

March 29, 1866

By Rev. M. French

 

Groom: John Gaskell

From What Place: 35th USCT

to

Bride: Elizabeth Prichard

From What Place: Charleston SC

March 29, 1866

By Rev. M. French

 

Groom: Griffin Benson

From What Place: 35th USCT

to

Bride: Jane Jenkins

From What Place: Charleston SC

March 29, 1866

By Rev. M. French

 

Divorces

 

John Young

and

Nancy Young

Charleston, SC

April 5, 1866

 

Samuel Wigfall

Charleston, SC

and

Annie Wigfall

Mt. Pleasant, SC

April 5, 1866

 

John Morrison

Charleston, SC

and

Finnie Morrison

Charleston, SC

April 17, 1866

 

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2013: The Year That Was At Lowcountry Africana http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/2013-the-year-that-was-at-lowcountry-africana/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/2013-the-year-that-was-at-lowcountry-africana/#comments Thu, 02 Jan 2014 08:38:44 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=14332 By Toni Carrier This page contains many photo galleries (we didn’t want to leave anything out!). Please allow a few moments for the galleries to load. The gallery above has 130 pics from this year. Be sure to scroll back up after reading the post, to enjoy our 2013 in pictures! 2013 was one of […]

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This page contains many photo galleries (we didn’t want to leave anything out!). Please allow a few moments for the galleries to load.

The gallery above has 130 pics from this year. Be sure to scroll back up after reading the post, to enjoy our 2013 in pictures!

2013 was one of the busiest years at LCA yet. So busy that we rarely slowed down enough to blog about it! We got out in the community, caught up with old friends, met many wonderful new friends and were blessed by the contributions and accomplishment of several talented colleagues. 2013 brought us opportunities to participate in meaningful research and great collaborations. The year that was at LCA was one of our busiest, but one of our best.

February: Magnolia Gardens Seminar, Field Trip to St. James Chapel of Ease

Our first collaboration opportunity came in February, when we presented a seminar at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on breaking through the 1870 Brick Wall. Ramona La Roche of Family TYES SC presented on Reconstruction-Era records and I presented on Freedmen’s Bureau records. After the presentation, Ramona La Roche, Paul Garbarini of Uniquely Charleston Tours, Fallon Green of African American Genealogy With Fallon Green and I provided one-on-one genealogy advice to attendees.

Here we first met William Perry, whose roots are on Johns Island. Mr. Perry has been researching his family for many years and decided to travel from Washington, D.C. to attend the seminar. With him traveling so far to attend, we were hopeful that we would be able to make his trip worth it by working with him to find new leads for his research. Thank Goodness, during the one-on-one research, we were able to locate Mr. Perry’s ancestor Moll Ford.

Ramona Talks With William Ford

 

Field Trip to St. James Chapel of Ease

While we were all together, Ramona, Paul, Fallon and I took a field trip to visit the St. James Chapel of Ease to meet with Justin Heyward Lynes and members of the Friends of St. James Chapel of Ease organization. St. James Chapel of Ease was endangered but is now protected and being restored thanks to the dedicated preservation efforts of Friends of St. James Chapel of Ease. After many years of fundraising, they raised the money to purchase the property and immediately commenced restoring damaged headstones and clearing and cleaning the cemetery. It was wonderful to visit the cemetery and meet this dedicated group of concerned citizen preservationists.

Visit to St. James Chapel of Ease

Here our second blessing and collaboration opportunity appeared when we met Dr. Ade Ofunniyin. “Dr. O,” as he is known in the heritage preservation community, is an anthropologist and the founder of Gullah Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring Gullah ancestors and preserving their burial grounds. Dr. O joined us on the field trip at Ramona’s urging and we are so happy that he did. In the months since, we have developed a meaningful collaboration with Gullah Society and Dr. O has become an invaluable member of our organization.

More good news – in February, we welcomed Ramona to LCA as Senior Editor. She hit the ground running and has brought so much magic to LCA with her dedication to honoring ancestors and preserving their stories. Ramona’s special interest is in inspiring youth to learn and preserve family history and cultural heritage. Her new Youth Corner page on LCA will provide resources to inspire the next generation of family historians.

Ramona La Roche and Dr. Ade Ofunniyin

March: Launch of the Ancestors Page on LCA

One of the youngest shuckers at McClellansville Canning Company. All negroes and none extremely young. Location McClellansville, South Carolina. LOC 01025v Detail

In March we created a new blog called the Ancestors Page on Lowcountry Africana, where we post pictures of SC, GA or FL ancestors that need to make their way home to descendants. Have you found pictures of SC, GA or FL ancestors that you would like to share with the research community? You can share them on the Ancestors Page!

Perhaps you have found a picture of an Ancestor that you would like to share online so descendants can find it. Or perhaps you descend from slaveholders and have pictures of African American ancestors who share your family’s history.

If you have photos or documents that you would like to share, just drop us a line using our contact form, and we’ll help you share! Your contributions will be cherished.

April: Smithsonian Research, Point of Pines Slave Cabin, Edisto Island

In April we began researching the history of the Point of Pines slave cabin acquired by the Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society had previously acquired the cabin in order to preserve it, but limited funding led them to the difficult decision to donate the cabin to the Smithsonian in order to protect it and assure that it would be interpreted for the public.

When the National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in late 2015, the cabin will be a centerpiece of the Slavery to Freedom exhibit.

April: A Milestone for the Fold3 Restore the Ancestors Project

Co-Director Alana Thevenet and Senior Editor, Digitization Projects William Durant have worked hard all year to index the final few reels of the Fold 3 collection “South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1728-1872.” The entire collection will be indexed soon, and we are so grateful to Alana and William for the hard work they have poured into completing this major indexing project. Kudos and congratulations on this major achievement!

May: Smithsonian Cabin Move

In May, the Point of Pines Slave Cabin was carefully disassembled and each piece was meticulously labeled in preparation for the move. Lowcountry Africana was on hand for the cabin move, which was an incredible experience for us all.

A few days before the cabin move commenced, we met several descendants from the local community who remembered the families that lived at Point of Pines until the 1960s. We were blessed to met the Esteves family, who are descendants of James Hutchinson, a leader in the Edisto Island African American community during and after the Civil War.

James Hutchinson served in the U.S. Navy during the war. After Emancipation, he was a leader in the African American community as freed people forged new identities and negotiated the transition from slave to free labor. Hutchinson formed a land cooperative, purchased the “Berwick’s” plantation on Edisto Island and subdivided the land among members of the cooperative. His family home is still standing on the road to Point of Pines Plantation.

Hutchinson’s descendants Arlene Esteves and Theresa Hilliard joined us nearly every day during the cabin move and introduced us to other community members, including Mr. Junior Meggett, whose aunt and uncle lived in the cabin on Point of Pines. Mr. Meggett joined us several days during the move as well. Sharing the experience with Arlene, Theresa and Mr. Meggett was profound.

Arlene Esteves Junior Meggett Theresa Hilliard

Arlene Esteves, Junior Meggett and Theresa Hilliard

 

Theresa Hilliard Storyteller Mama Doonk Gullah

One of the most profound moments of the experience was when Theresa, who is a professional story teller and founder of Mama Doonk Gullah Stories, channeled her grandmother’s voice to discuss the significance of the cabin going to the Smithsonian, where millions will view it and learn about the Gullah/Geechee culture. It is difficult to put into words how emotional that moments was, as Theresa became her grandmother, channeling her voice and facial expressions.


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May: Gullah Festival

Once the cabin was disassembled, loaded on the truck and driven off to its temporary home in Virginia, we headed down to Gullah Festival for the official launch of African American Genealogy With Fallon Green. Ramona, Paul, Dr. O and I helped out at the genealogy advice table on Friday and Saturday, where we assisted more than 100 family historians with their research. We also got to eat “fair food,” funnel cakes, barbeque and of course, rice!

June: 7 Days of Juneteenth

7 Days of Juneteenth is a tradition here at LCA. Each year for 7 days leading up to Juneteenth, we post new record sets from the earliest days of freedom. This year, we focused on Beaufort and Georgetown 1868 Voter Registrations, Freedmen’s Bureau requests for transportation and an especially rich Freedmen’s Bureau rations list that preserves the names of elders on 112 plantations in and around Moncks Corner, SC. You can view those files and more in our Research Library.

July: History Fair at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

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In July, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens held their first annual History Fair. Representatives from 19 of Charleston’s most historic organizations and four research groups that study rice cultivation in the Lowcountry, African-American family ties, history and culture and the workmanship of legendary blacksmith Philip Simmons participated.

We were there with our advice table, handouts from Charleston area archives and “How To” research handouts. We enjoyed our new and much-needed tent, which had its first outing at this event. The fair was well-attended and we were able to assist many attendees with their family research before an afternoon rainstorm ended the day a bit earlier than planned. We look forward to participating in Magnolia’s History Fair again!

July: Smithsonian’s Return Visit

In mid July, Smithsonian curators Mary Elliott, Nancy Bercaw and Tsione Wolde-Michael returned to the Lowcountry for a week-long visit. We packed a lot into that one short week, visiting Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Walterboro, Edisto Island, The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia, Drayton Hall and the South Carolina Historical Society.

The South Carolina Historical Society brought out some of their richest holdings for curators to view – slave badges, plats, plantation journals, photographs and more. The most remarkable of these treasures was the register of Reverend Alexander Glennie, an itinerant minister attached to All Saints Waccamaw Church in Georgetown. Glennie established chapels on several local plantations. There he catechised, baptised, confirmed, and married enslaved ancestors on those plantations, recording all of his activities in his journal. Remarkably, the ring Reverend Glennie used to marry enslaved couples in Georgetown has been preserved and is curated by the South Carolina Historical Society.

At Drayton Hall, Executive Director George McDaniel guided us through the Drayton Hall house and grounds, an extant rice dike and “A Sacred Place: The African American Cemetery at Drayton Hall.”

The Reverend Albert “Chick” Morrison, Jr. of the New First Missionary Baptist Church on Edisto Island hosted a community meeting between elders in the African American community and Smithsonian curators. Elders shared many rich stories of the Edisto Island community of days past which will greatly enhance Smithsonian’s interpretation of the cabin and understanding of the history of Edisto Island’s African American community. Mrs. Emily Meggett generously shared her recollections of the Meggett family, who lived in the Point of Pines Slave Cabin until the 1960s. We also enjoyed lunch which was graciously provided by Gretchen Smith and Carroll Belser of the Edisto Island Historical Museum.

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July: Launch of the LCAfricana Instagram Page

In our ramblings throughout the Lowcountry we see so many beautiful landscapes and historic sites. So we decided to make an Instagram page where we can share our beloved Lowcountry with you! Please visit our page, which we add to regularly.You can follow us on LCAfricana on Instagram.

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October: AAHGS Conference, Gullah Geechee Day, SC State Fair

In October I journeyed to Nashville to present at the 2013 AAHGS Conference. The presentation, “Port Royal: Birthplace of Freedom in the Old South,” examined the events which transpired after the capture of Port Royal, SC by Union troops in 1861. The events brought about by the capture of Port Royal set the stage for one of the largest social transformations in American history – the transition from slave labor to wage labor and from slavery to emancipation.

I so enjoyed finally meeting my genfriends Angela Walton-Raji, Shelley Murphy, Renate Sanders, Nicka Smith and Taneya Koonce (and an unidentified photo bomber, see below) in person after working online with them for so many years!

The AAHGS Conference was simply outstanding. The presentations, the hotel, the food and the comraderie were wonderful and I look forward to attending many more AAHGS conferences.

Also in October, Ramona and Dr. O presented at Gullah Geechee Day at the South Carolina State Fair in Columbia. Dr. O presented his work with his Gullah Society organization, and Ramona presented materials on Family TYES SC and Lowcountry Africana.

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October: Ball Family Records

Thomalind and Faith Polite

October saw the debut of Henry Louis Gates’ long-awaited PBS series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross. In the first segment, Gates highlighted the story of Priscilla, a 10 year old girl kidnapped in Sierra Leone in 1756, taken to Charleston, SC and sold there to rice planter Elias Ball. Priscilla labored on Ball family plantations for 55 years before she passed away at age 65.

Author Edward Ball, a descendant of Elias Ball, discovered Priscilla’s story while researching the history of the Ball family and those they enslaved. Ball published his research in the award-winning book Slaves in the Family. Ball was able to trace Priscilla’s family lineage in the extremely detailed and complete Ball family plantation records, and his research linked Priscilla to her great-great-great-great-great granddaughter Thomalind Martin Polite of Charleston.

Anthropologist Joseph Opala later discovered the log book of the ship Hare, Caleb Godfrey captain, which brought Priscilla from Sierra Leone to Charleston in 1756. With the discovery of the ship’s log, there suddenly existed an unbroken 248 year paper trail linking Priscilla from the time she was taken from Sierra Leone, to present-day descendant Thomalind Martin Polite.

When the Sierra Leonean government learned of Thomalind’s connection to Priscilla, they invited Thomalind to visit Sierra Leone as an honored guest, to bring Priscilla’s spirit home to Africa after nearly 250 years. The 2005 trip, dubbed Priscilla’s Homecoming, lasted twelve days, during which Thomalind was honored by government officials and community members alike.

We accompanied Thomalind on her trip in 2005, and as part of our ongoing contribution to the research, we traveled to every archive in the United States known to have Ball family records. In honor of Priscilla’s story being highlighted in Henry Louis Gates’ PBS series, we posted all of the extant Ball family wills, estate inventories and bills of sale on Lowcountry Africana, for others with roots on Ball family plantations to access. You can view the feature here: Do You Belong to Priscilla’s Family? Take a Journey Through Ball Family Records to Find Out.

November: “Unearthing Treasures” Seminar, South Carolina Historical Society

On November 9th, we presented a seminar at the South Carolina Historical Society titled “Unearthing Treasures: Tracing Your African American Ancestors at the South Carolina Historical Society.” This is the first African American genealogy seminar the South Carolina Historical Society has presented, and we were honored to be a part.

This seminar was very special for a number of reasons. The collections at the South Carolina Historical Society are among the richest and most significant for African American genealogy research in SC. The plantation journals, maps, plats and photographs in the holdings of the South Carolina Historical Society can open research windows for breaking through the 1870 Brick Wall and discovering the names and life stories of enslaved ancestors. Some plantation records such as the Ball Family Papers are virtually seamless from the early 1700s up to, and in some cases beyond, Emancipation. The LCA team was excited about sharing the rich resources at SCHS with family historians.

The seminar was limited to 30 participants, to enable archivists and LCA team members to work more closely with attendees. We spent the morning discussing research methods and plantation records, enjoyed a nice lunch, then devoted the afternoon to individual research in the South Carolina Historical Society’s holdings.

In the days leading up to the seminar we worked with individual attendees to learn their areas of research interest and help identify collections of interest for them to view. As a result, we were able to fill out call slips ahead of the seminar and give them to attendees when they arrived, to help them hit the ground running during the individual research time after lunch. And our genfriend Bernice Bennett blessed us by retrieving a USCT pension file for a seminar participant. He, and we were so grateful to Bernice!

I presented on plantation records, Paul presented on maps and plats and Ramona presented on the visual collections at the South Carolina Historical Society. As a result of keeping the seminar size small, archivists were able to pull at least one archive item for each attendee.

This first seminar of its kind at the South Carolina Historical Society had a few glitches (parking issues, technical difficulties) but we emerged with many ideas to improve the research experience for the next seminar, in 2014. These include paring the seminar size down to 20 participants, grouping attendees and assigning a dedicated assistant for each group for individual research time, and sending out detailed parking information ahead of the seminar. We hope to make the second seminar an even higher quality research experience for attendees! The date for the second seminar will be announced in the coming month, so please stay tuned for more info.

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November: Field Trip to Johns Island

We were so excited to learn that Mr. William Perry had decided to journey again from Washington, D.C. to attend the South Carolina Historical Society seminar. The week before the seminar, Paul discovered some very rich land records for Mr. Perry’s ancestors Shem and Moll Ford of Johns Island. The South Carolina Historical Society had a plat among the holdings that was very significant for Mr. Perry’s research as well.

Thanks to these discoveries and Mr. Perry’s gracious invitation, we accompanied him on a field trip to Johns Island the following day, where we met his family elders and learned more about his family’s history.

The land described in the records and plat is still in his family today, including the family cemetery, which his family maintains. The cemetery is so peaceful, situated on a bluff overlooking a marsh. Some of the burials there date to the 1830s, and Mr. Perry’s family is blessed to have preserved a rich and detailed oral history of the cemetery. It was an incredible day we were grateful to be a part of.

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November: Launch of The Slave Dwelling Project Website

This year marked several major milestones for Joseph McGill’s Slave Dwelling Project. In November, LCA built and launched the project’s brand new website.

Joe’s project was blessed this year by the incredible contributions of Patt Gunn of Savannah. After participating in an overnight stay with the Slave Dwelling Project on Ossabaw Island, Patt resolved to become more closely involved with Joe’s preservation efforts, and to help him establish the infrastructure he needs to take the Slave Dwelling Project to a new level.

Thanks to Patt’s tireless efforts, this year the Slave Dwelling Project became a 501-c3 nonprofit organization, announce the Slave Dwelling Project Conference to be held in Savannah in September, and received their first major grant. The website is a natural extension of the project’s growth. Please visit the site often to keep up with the latest Slave Dwelling Project happening!

November: Symposium: The Lives of Enslaved Women at Redcliffe Plantation

November 23, Ramona presented at “The Lives of Enslaved Women,” a symposium at Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site in Beech Island. SC. James Henry Hammond, the former owner of Redcliffe Plantation, held more than 200 enslaved women between the years of 1831 and 1865. The symposium examined the lives of enslaved women as revealed in the Hammond Family Papers, and underscored the importance of remembering these enslaved women and interpreting their history.

November: Launch of the Lowcountry Roots Travel Blog on LCA With Guest Blogger Thomas Macentee

On November 6, we launched the new Lowcountry Roots Travel blog on Lowcountry Africana. We are grateful to Genealogy Ninja Thomas Macentee (CEO and Founder of High Definition Genealogy and Geneabloggers) for guest blogging to launch the Lowcountry Roots Travel blog with a bang.

December: FamilySearch Digitizes SC Freedmen’s Bureau Records!

Just when we thought Christmas was over, FamilySearch digitized all 106 reels of Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910).

The New FamilySearch Collection, titled “South Carolina Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872” is not yet indexed but you can now access all 106 reels online in a free collection. We’ve created an index page for posts about this significant new online record set. We’re developing a series of posts to look in-depth at the various types of records in this collection, and the information contained in each. All articles we post will automatically update to the Table of Contents in the upper right of the sidebar of this page: New FamilySearch Collection ~ South Carolina Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872.

Onward to 2014

Yes, 2013 was our busiest year yet, but without a doubt it was one of the best. We can’t wait to see what 2014 has in store!

We are so grateful to our sponsors Magnolia Plantation and Gardens and Drayton Hall for making all of our work in the Lowcountry possible.

Happy New Year and Happy Ancestor Hunting from the crew at Lowcountry Africana!

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Accessing and Navigating the New FamilySearch Collection "South Carolina, Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872" http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/accessing-and-navigating-the-new-familysearch-collection-south-carolina-freedmens-bureau-records-1865-1872/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/accessing-and-navigating-the-new-familysearch-collection-south-carolina-freedmens-bureau-records-1865-1872/#respond Fri, 27 Dec 2013 23:50:30 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=14223 FamilySearch Has Digitized Freedmen’s Bureau Records for South Carolina Social networks are abuzz today with the happy news that FamilySearch has digitized all 106 rolls of the microfilm series Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910). This new collection of […]

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FamilySearch Has Digitized Freedmen’s Bureau Records for South Carolina

Social networks are abuzz today with the happy news that FamilySearch has digitized all 106 rolls of the microfilm series Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910). This new collection of 118,737 images, which spans the years 1865-1872, is one of the most significant for tracing formerly enslaved ancestors in South Carolina, and its digitization is perhaps the most significant event for South Carolina researchers this year.

Accessing and Navigating the Records

Below are steps for identifying the records within the new collection that are of interest for your research.

Step 1 ~ Determine Which Office or Subordinate Field Office Was Nearest to the Location(s) You Are Researching

Bvt. Maj. Gen. Rufus Saxton, who directed the “Port Royal Experiment,” was appointed Assistant Commissioner for South Carolina in 1865. By 1867, several sub-districts had been created with Sub-Assistant Commissioners responsible for operations in their assigned locations. Sub-districts contained one or more Field Offices. The records within M1910 are arranged by Field Office, so it’s important to know which Field Offices were closest to your area of interest.

Field Office locations in South Carolina were:

 

  • Abbeville courthouse (agent)
  • Aiken (subassistant commissioner–bureau district of Anderson)
  • Aiken (subassistant commissioner–Edgefield district)
  • Anderson courthouse (acting subassistant commissioner–Anderson district)
  • Barnwell (subassistant commissioner–Barnwell district)
  • Beaufort (contraband department)
  • Beaufort (hospital)
  • Beaufort (subassistant commissioner)
  • Berkley district
  • Camden (subassistant commissioner)
  • Charleston (health department superintendent)
  • Charleston (hospitals)
  • Charleston (subassistant commissioner–6th subdistrict)
  • Cheraw (agent)
  • Chester (subassistant commissioner)
  • Columbia (acting assistant commissioner–District of Columbia)
  • Columbia (hospital)
  • Combahee Ferry (agent)
  • Darlington (acting assistant commissioner)
  • Darlington (acting assistant surgeon)
  • Darlington (subassistant commissioner)
  • Fairfield district
  • General collecting agent (Columbia, SC)
  • Georgetown (hospital)
  • Georgetown (subassistant commissioner)
  • Grahamville (agent)
  • Greenville (subassistant commissioner)
  • Hilton Head
  • Horry district (erroneously catalogued as Honey district)
  • Hopkins Turnout (acting assistant surgeon)
  • Johns Island (acting assistant surgeon)
  • Kingstree (subassistant commissioner)
  • Lancaster
  • Laurensville (subassistant commissioner)
  • Legareville (acting assistant surgeon)
  • Lexington
  • Manning (agent)
  • Marion (subassistant commissioner)
  • McClellanville
  • Moncks Corner (subassistant commissioner)
  • Mount Pleasant (acting subassistant commissioner)
  • Newberry (agent)
  • Orangeburg (acting subassistant commissioner)
  • Orangeburg (hospital)
  • Rice Hope Plantation
  • Richland district
  • Ridgeville
  • Rockville
  • Spartanburg
  • St Paul’s Parish
  • Summerville (hospital)
  • Summerville (subassistant commissioner)
  • Sumpter (acting subassistant commissioner)
  • Union district
  • Unionville (subassistant commissioner)
  • Walhalla
  • Williamsburg
  • York district

 

Step 2 ~ Use the Reel Guide (Descriptive Pamphlet) to Select Records You Wish to View

Once you have identified the Field Offices of interest to your research, you are ready to view the reel guide (descriptive pamphlet) to select the microfilm reels you wish to view.

The reel guide (descriptive pamphlet) for NARA M1910 provides an in-depth look at what each of the 106 microfilms contains.

The descriptive pamphlet is the first microfilm in the collection on FamilySearch. If you would like to keep the descriptive pamphlet open in another window, download it for offline use or search the guide, you can access it in pdf format here in our research library.

Below is an example of a page within the reel guide (please click on the image to view larger). At the top of the page is the information for reels 62 and 63, Berkeley District. The guide describes the contents of each reel and how the records are arranged, then follows detailed information about specific record types.

Reel Guide Screen Shot

 

The order the records are listed in is the order in which they appear on the microfilm.

Hint: Reading the reel guide thoroughly can enhance your research in a number of ways. The guide presents a detailed history of the operations and organization of the Freedmen’s Bureau in various regions of South Carolina. Knowing the history of operations in your research area can help you pinpoint records of interest you might otherwise overlook.

A close reading of the reel guide can also alert you to records you may want to view that may not be apparent from perusing the record titles alone. By reading the reel guide closely, we stumbled upon a treasure – Reel 9 of the collection contains a 90-page ledger of Freedmen and planters who received rations in every sub-district in South Carolina. As the volume is within records titled “Medical Officer,” we would not have discovered this volume by perusing record titles.

Step 3 ~ Accessing the Digitized Collection

After you have identified the reels of interest to you, you are ready to access the records and dive into your research! You can access the collection here on FamilySearch (link opens in a new window so you can keep this page open as well).

The collection is not yet indexed, but you can read each reel frame-by-frame anytime, right from home. We hope this quick guide will help you identify records of interest and navigate the new collection! Next, we will look specifically at different record types within this collection, and the information they contain. Happy ancestor hunting from the crew at Lowcountry Africana!

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FamilySearch this week digitized all 106 rolls of the microfilm series Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910). This new collection of 118,737 images is one of the most significant for tracing formerly enslaved ancestors in South Carolina. The 106 rolls of microfilm span the date range of 1865 to 1872.

Freedmen’s Bureau records are an invaluable resource for learning where your ancestors were prior to 1870 and can often provide clues for discovering an ancestor’s final slaveholder. Among these records are labor contracts, rations lists, land warrants, military bounty claims, letters received and sent, applications for restoration of property to former slaveholders, transportation requests, hospital records and more.

When used in conjunction with the 1869 South Carolina state census, 1868 voter registrations and 1869 militia enrollments, these records can help you learn a lot about where ancestors were, and what they were doing, prior to 1870.

You can access this free collection here. We will be developing a series of blog posts about this new collection. Topics will include navigating the records, types of records and the information each contains, and how to use these records to corroborate family oral history and break through the 1870 brick wall.

The records are also a valuable source of primary documents for educators to use in the classroom.

We’re very excited about this collection being digitized. It is not yet indexed but you can access all 106 rolls of microfilm from home. We look forward to exploring these records with you! If you find a treasure, please share it here in the comments. We would love to hear how your research in these records is going.

You can view the descriptive pamphlet for this collection here in our research library. The guides provide an in-depth look at what each microfilm contains, to help you select which films you would like to view.

Happy Ancestor Hunting from the Crew at Lowcountry Africana!

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Beaufort, SC 1868 Voter Registrations, Bluffton Precinct http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/beaufort-sc-1868-voter-registrations-bluffton-precinct/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/beaufort-sc-1868-voter-registrations-bluffton-precinct/#respond Tue, 18 Jun 2013 22:26:56 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=12202 Beaufort County, SC 1868 Voter Registrations St. Helena Parish Registration Precinct Bluffton Election Precinct Indexed by Alana Thevenet Source: South Carolina, Secretary of State, Records Deposited with the Secretary. Abstracts of Voter Registrations Reported to the Military Government, 1868. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Record Group 213000, Series No. S 213103     […]

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Beaufort County, SC 1868 Voter Registrations

St. Helena Parish Registration Precinct

Bluffton Election Precinct

Indexed by Alana Thevenet

Source: South Carolina, Secretary of State, Records Deposited with the

Secretary. Abstracts of Voter Registrations Reported to the Military

Government, 1868. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Record

Group 213000, Series No. S 213103

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White

Allen, J. Garvey

Anderson, W.H.

Allen, Wm. Gaston

Colored

Addison, Moses

Albert, David

Allston, Ben

Allston, Cuffy

Allston, John

Allbright, Soloman

Aiken, Billy

Allston, Martin

Anderson, Simon

Adams, Paul

Alfred, Charles

White

B(illegible), Geo.

Bee, C.W.

Baynard, E. M.

Barnwell, Ed. H.

Bratham, J.L.

Colored

Brown, Prince

Burton, Samuel

Bryan, Soloman

Braham, John

Burns, Sancho

Brown, Marcus

Bryan, Richard

Brunecomb, Cesar

Brown, Frank

Brown, George

Blake, Alick

Bright, Kit

Bowens, Frank

Brown, Billy

Bruin, Andrew

Brown, Adam

Blue, Cippio

Brown, Ned

Benjamin, Alexander

Brown, March

Brown, John

Brown, Peter

Bolton, Daniel

Ball, Daniel

Brown, M.H.

Bryan, Robert

Brown, Lymus

Barnwell, Peter

Blige, May

Brown, Cesar

Buckner, Alexander

Buncombe, Jeffey

Bryan, Bighlam

Bryan, Bachus

Brown, Ned

Brown, London

Bonaparte, Peter

Bentley, Henry

Brown, Henry

Barnwell, Tom

Barnwell, Sandy

White

Coclock, C. J.

Cooley, R.C.

Cooler, A.

Cooley, Joseph

Crowell, J.L.

Colored

Chisolm, Peter

Colson, Moses

Cato, James

Chansey, Joshua

Chisolm, John

Campbell, Harry

Chisolm, Anthony

Colcock, Samuel

Cohen, Sam

Cohen, Cain

Cuthbert, Monday

Connolly, John

Camden, Moses

Campbell, (Illegible)

Cogswell, William

Carter, Abram

Cunningham, James

Chesterfield, Aaron

White

Du(illegible), John B.

Du(illegible), Egbert

Colored

Douglass, Harry

Daniel, Samuel

Davis, John

Davidson, Jim

Deloach, Hackery

Devoe, Frank

Davis, Renty

Dodge, Peter

Demory, Frank

Demory, Nat

Demory, Neptune

Dodge, Abram

Desmone, Morris

White

Eady, James

Edwards, F.M.

Ellis, E.E.

Colored

English, Alfred

Edwards, Soloman

Fields, Richard

Frazier, Samuel

Fields, Jerry

Fields, Thomas

Ferguson, Monday

Fields, Peter

Frazier, Sam

Ford, Adam

Frazier, Samuel B.

Fraier, Joe

Frazier, Renty

Fraser, John

Fields, Stephen

Fields, Renty G.

Fields, Cyrus

Fields, Sampson

Ferguson, Jack

Ford, John

Frazier, Samuel C.

Floyd, Shedrick

Fields, William

Ford, Ned

Ferguson, Belu

White

Gregorie, W.D.

Guerard, Benj. E.

Guerard, W.P.

Graham, W.J.

Germond, Arthur

Colored

Gadsen, Ben

Geddis, Jack

Gillison, Peter

Green, Richard

Grant, Frank

Greeley, Horace

Garvin, Cyrus

Geddes, Sandy

Green, Luke

Green, Stepney

Graham, Allen

Gardner, Charley

Grant, Carlos

Gervey, August

Graham, Cain

Grant, Richard

Gordon, Thomas

Gadson, Jack

Green, Isaac

Gadson, Bob

Green, Moses

Graham, Adam

Gregorie, James

Green, (Illegible)

Golding, Alonzo

Green, Cyrus

Glover, Dick

Gardner, Primus

Gardner, Amos

Garrett, Benjamin

Gordon, Moses

Gaskin, York

White

Horton, Solomon

Hardee, John H.

Hayworth, James C.

Heyward, J.E.

Holmes, E.J.

Howell, A.E.

Howell, John A.

Heyward, Geo. C.

Colored

Houston, Willis

Hamilton, Kinsey

Huggins, Daniel

Hutson, Daniel

Heyward, David

Heyward, Doctor

Howton, David

Houston, Sam

Hamilton, Cupid

Holmes, Lewis

Hamilton, Class

Hamlin, Dennis

Hamilton, George

Hamilton, Frederick

Holmes, Bob

Heyward, Robert

Heyward, Randall

Heyward, Dick

Hamilton, Jack

Hardee, Gabriel

Heyward, Martin

Holmes, Edward

Holmes, Carolina

Holland, Bill

Hamilton, (Illegible)

Hamilton, John

Hamilton, John A.

Harris, (illegible)

Hammond, James

Houston, Judge

Hamilton, May

Hamilton, Kit

Haynes, Lemus

Hamilton, Peter

Hamilton, Brister

Horry, Mike

Hamilton, Dublin

White

Jones, J.R.

Jourdin, H.A.

Colored

Jones, Moses

Jones, Benjamin

Jones, Smart

Jefferson, Frank

Jackson, Charles

Jackson, Wm.

Jenkins, London

Jenkins, Cuffy

Jenkins, William

Jones, (Illegible)

Johnson, Anderson

Jones, Thomas

Johnson, Cyrus

Jones, Peter

Jenkins, Prince

Jenkins, London

Jones, Moses

Johnson, Gregory

Johnson, Toby

Johnson, Josiah

Johnson, Peter

Jones, Samuel

Jenkins, Isaac

Johnson, Sam

Johnson, Toney

White

Kirk, Wm. J.

Kirk, John W.

Kingman, John W.

Colored

Keller, Adam

Kirk, John

Killaw, Jector

Killow, Toney

King, Edward

Kinlaw, Bob

Kinlaw, Larry

Latham, Moses

Loggin, Will

Livingston, Frank

Lewis, Daniel

Lindsey, John

Lemar, Moses

Legree, Buckey

Legree, Lot

Laroche, Edward

Lebate, Clarence

Lighthorse, James

Lawton, Abram

White

Maggett, P.

Mickles, William

Mellichamp, J.A.

Colored

McPherson, Anthony

Major, Arthur

Miller, James

Mawell, Prince

Marshall, John

Matts, Harry

Meggett, Henry

Morton, Philip

Michael, Thomas

Mitchell, Titus

Moore, Moses

Moran, Carl

Marshall, Ceasar

Myers, Hercules

Mitchell, James

Moultrie, Mingo

Mellow, Sharper

Moore, David

McKenzie, Peter

McKenzie, Abram

Mack, Benjamin

Mackpherson, April

Miller, Thomas

Mungan, Bradley

Mungan, Minos

Monroe, jim

Mungin, Samuel

McPherson, Glasgow

McPherson, Ishmael

Middleton, Thomas

Mack, David

Merrell, Cassin

Marten, Isaiah H.

White

Niel, John

Colored

Cowell, Shadrick

White

Pritchard, J.R.

Pritchard, Paul

Porter, James

Pope, F.P.

Phillips, H. N.

Proctor, Wm.

Colored

Peterson, James

Prioleau, Abraham

Pierce, Frank

Putman, George

Pinckney, Joe

Price, Simon

Perry, James

Powell, Sam

Polite, Larry

Price, Alfred

Prince, Congress

Pyre, Moses

Pearce, Frank

Richardson, Primus

Robinson, Isaac

Reed, Daniel

Robinson, Esau

Robinson, York

Richards, York

Robinson, London

Reed, Sampson

Reed, Jackson

Rollin, Faithful

Robinson, Cyrus

Reed, Anderson

Reed, Jim

Robinson, Anderson

Regan, Richard

White

Seabrook, Jas. Eck

Savage, Paul

Stoney, John Joseph

Stoney, James

Seabrook, C. Ashe

Seabrook, J.T.

Seckinger, John. A.

Colored

Small, Abram

Small, Paul

Simpson, Edward

Simgleton, Edward

Smiley, Wm.

Saxby, John

Simmons, John C.

Steward, Paris

Simmonds, Wm.

Singleton, Scipio

Stoney, Caley

Singleton, Edward

Singleton, Paul

Small, Hector

Stoney, Lewis

Stoney, Cuffy

Singleton, William

Small, Garey

Singleton, Nat

Singleton, Charles

Swinton, Samson

Savage, John

Singleton, Isaac

Savage, Geo. A.

Sanders, E.W.

White

Train, Hugh F.

Tuten, J.H.

Colored

Townsend, Henry

Tracey, Sam

Talbird, Toby

T(illegible), Edward

Thomas, Richard

White

Verdier, January

Welch, Benj. H.

Wine, Richard C.

Wiggins, B.

Colored

Wright, John

Williams, Isaac

White, Sam

Waiters, William

Williams, John

Wilson, Paris

Washington, George

W(illegible), William

Williams, Paddy

Williams, Bill

Wright, London

W(illegible), Warrisk

Washington, Moses

Williams, Gabriel

Watson, Ephraim

Wright, J(illegible) J.

Wilson, Richard

Wright, Jack

William, Harry

Wright, London J.

Wilson, Nat

Watson, William

Wright, Willis

Wright, Moses

Williams, John

Wright, Dick

Williams Harry

Waldo, Prince

Williams, Joe

Wyman, Toney

Washington, George

Williams, David

Wiggins, George

Williams, R(illegible)

Young, Aaron

Young, Moses

Young, Samuel

Young, Wright

Young, Samuel

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